Our Lord Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta on July 14th, 1923:
My daughter, the whole world is upside down, and everyone is awaiting changes, peace, new things. They themselves gather to discuss about it, and are surprised at not being able to conclude anything and to come to serious decisions. So, true peace does not arise, and everything resolves into words, but no facts. And they hope that more conferences may serve to make serious decisions, but they wait in vain. In the meantime, in this waiting, they are in fear, and some prepare themselves for new wars, some hope for new conquests. But, with this, the peoples are impoverished, are stripped alive, and while they are waiting, tired of the sad present era, dark and bloody, which enwraps them, they wait and hope for a New Era of peace and of light. The world is exactly at the same point as when I was about to come upon earth. All were awaiting a great event, a New Era, as indeed occurred. The same now; since the great event, the New Era in which the Will of God may be done on earth as It is in Heaven, cf. Preparing for the Era of Peace is coming cf. Dear Holy Father… He is Coming! – everyone is awaiting this New Era, tired of the present one, but without knowing what this new thing, this change is about, just as they did not know it when I came upon earth. This expectation is a sure sign that the hour is near.